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or bill clinton in his first term and a larger share of the women class vote as well. so we can congratulate ourselves on that. however, there is no doubt in my mind that it triggered a terrible backlash among the people who were so isolated that they didn't think it was possible with the rest of us were going to elect this blackmail. where did that come from? how did that happen? and certainly we, but thinly veiled racism does the picture with a bone from his nose and african witch doctor then there's all of the other isms whether he is a muslim or trying to turn us into europe and johnson saying he has to learn how to be american. it is the only reason they might oppose or question him. i think that is unfair, too would you think is the watershed moment that this white vote or middle class or working-class voter switched parties and was at the reagan democrats when nixon? when does that happen? >> i think it's nixon to retire right in the beginning of a hard hat right of 1970, and it's a really dramatic moment in my family because we have people on both sides of it. right afte
successful, law-and-order policies were so successful that bill clinton started claiming credit for both. we had 12 years of paradise where i described the many wonderful things that happened and most of all people were not walking on eggshells anymore as with the list of words you just mentioned. people had to be worried about them. innocent words that were deemed racist and ruin your career. you would be aided by all of humankind. that was over. a lot of the change after o.j. was very subtle but it was a wonderful thing that happened for race relations in america. that faded. it happened daylong time ago and a long comes barack obama, the most liberal candidate in the nation's history. they get a liberal president and attacked critics are calling them racist. with obama it has come back. we are walking on egg shells again. admittedly not very delicately on those egg shells. just my introduction. i am going to a debate party tonight, the racist pete said debate party, because he is having it in his apartment. apartment. it is an apartment. maybe it is not being taken quite as seriously have
were saved in a different way. welfare and law and order were so successful, bill clinton claimed credit for both. [laughter] we had 12 years of paradise, that's in the chapter, post-oj pair dice describing wonderful things that happened. people are not walking on egg shells anymore with the list of words you just mentioned. people had to be worried back then you would innocently say a word that would be deemed racist. you would ruin your career. you would be -- you would be hated by all of human kind. that was over after oj. a lot of the change after oj was really very subtle, but it was a wonderful thing that happenedded for race relations in america. that faded, it happened a long time ago, and along comes obama, the most liberal candidate on a mar joy party ticket to seek the presidency in the nation's history so, you know, it's a two -for for liberals. they are call him president. we are all back on egg shells again. admittedly, not delicately on those egg shoals. [laughter] thus my introduction. [laughter] i'm going to a debate party tonight, the host, has called me racist p
of president bill clinton. i mean, you are coming in at abc in the 90's. bill clinton, president, he had the impeachment lows. did you have to deal with any of the second term clinton problems? >> a good part of my first year at abc news was dealing with the clinton issues. i mean, the monitor lewinsky story broke ten months into my tenure i was done in cuba. the pope was visiting cuba. we had everyone down there. well over 100 people down there to cover this event. d'agata call one at when i was out to dinner from the desk in new york saying we have this investigation we have had going on that looks like it's going to break. there is this young intern who has told her close friend that she had a relationship, and a proper relationship with the president and i said, that's just ridiculous. that can't be right. we have no reason to believe she's telling the truth, so forget it. i went back in to dinner and about an hour they call back and said we have just confirmed that janet reno, the attorney general has formally and officially expanded the investigation into the whitewater, the whitew
about president bill clinton, president george w. bush, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> i think they're at two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world of the time? john mccain made a comment about he was asked a question about what would he do in iran and someone said an air mail message and he went on saying singing bob bob ran. very few people remember that a lot of things were happening in the world at the time. nobody carried it on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bosnia. it was time after time after time until the media started to say well is this really chew and all of a sudden they pulled up a picture of her being greeted at the airport being greeted by a girl with a bunch of flowers and there is a general in the ground saying there was no fire and the obama people start to say you might want to look at her credibility on these things and it was so dramatic that we don't like people to lie to us. this is about as close as a presidential candidate obama looking at fellow democrats saying she lied to us. who else is
bush via connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas and the second question texas. so too does the natives and so ways a watershed election. it ends the 40 year. the sun belt dominance. their issues critical in the politics that developed that came out of the sun belt. they didn't have a conservative cast of them. they tended to be oriented about issues of strong national defense, and opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also is in the south and southwest that we see the rise at an 1870s when they come to talk about the religious right. the rise of evangelicals involved in the political process in new and important ways. so thurmond was at the forefront about this issues in his own politics. national defense, who is a staunch anti-communist and played a role in
. liberals were elected tony blair, bill clinton wing of the democratic party. pro-business, but they tend to favor economic outcomes, so they want to control economic outcome. that's their main focus. to give unionized police officers officers, unionized teachers. progressives are entirely different beast. these are the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals. that's progressives. that's who we're talking about. these are people and today not just economic outcomes, but also social outcomes. was conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex, progressives are interested in whether or not you can put salt on your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or two desoto. michael bloomberg, great example of progressive. you spending cuts in new york city. siddhartha were talking about. protecting about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by progressives? we've got about five minutes and we tend to focus on the first two because those are the big juicy ideas, the bad ideas actually. one is that natural th
for bill clinton and no one can still explain a million dollars in the democratic party coffers that seem to have come from china but we don't have to look at that anymore because now it is perfectly legal. both parties want it that way. remember i told you about the coke druthers? the democratic leadership county. how do you go from the dogpatch of the oval office? he wrote this thing called the democratic leadership counsel which is the anti-democratic wing to the anti-democratic party. and, $150,000 donation from charles and david koch. so how does it work? i want to give thanks to a republican senator. i have a lot of republican politicians and you will see the story of the wonderful federal prosecutor in here, a republican who went after the koch's and lost his job, went after rove. senator fred thompson. remember law and order, the lawman? he was going to bust the koch druthers. there was a scam with a children's future and try at. he was going to bus them. he really was and then he was also going to bust their riyahdi's from clinton. he didn't need the money. he was a star, and the
being more like the tony blair or bill clinton wing of the democratic party. pro-business but they favor economic outcomes. they want to control economic outcomes. that is their main focus. think of unionized police officers, unionized teachers. progressives are different beast. these are the people, the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals, that is who we are talking about. people who are interested not just in economic outcomes but social outcomes. whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex progressives are interested in talking about whether you can put salt in your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg, great example. that is what we are talking about, that ideology of left, the progressive ideology. what are some myths commonly held by today's progressives? we have five myths but we tend to focus on the first two because those of the jews the ideas. one is that natural things are good. and unnatural things are bad. and checked science will destroy us. science is only relative anyway and science is on ou
of president bill clinton. you come been during the '90s with the impeachment, i did you have to deal with second term clinton problems? >> a good part of my first year was dealing with the clinton issues. monica linds the broke 10 months into my tenure january 1998. i was down in cuba. 10 days peter jennings and ted koppel was down to cover the event from cokie roberts say we have this investigation that looks like it will break a young intern who has told her close friend she had a relationship with the president. i said that is ridiculous. we have no reason to believe she tells the truth. and we just confirm janet reno is officially expanded the investigation into the whitewater investigation with obstruction of justice charges relating to this young woman. than we were off and running. you cannot ignore that. later we broke the story. some of the supporters were upset being buffeted by both sides and abc news were put in front and center early on this story of the infamous blue dress. we had that exclusively personally vetted. one lesson learned an exclusive is great as long as it
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